High school football Week 2 top performers

Sam LaPorta, Highland, WR

Playing on the road, the senior for the Bulldogs grabbed four receptions for 104 yards, including three touchdowns, in Highland’s 35-7 win over Belleville East. La Porta has 284 yards on the season with five touchdowns.

Jack Etter, Highland, QB

Etter had three touchdown passes on Friday night in the 35-7 non-conference win over Belleville East. All three of the passes found their mark with LaPorta. The two connected in the first half with scoring plays of 23 and 22 yards. They then rounded out the night with a 55-yard pass resulting in a touchdown with 2:15 remaining in the third quarter.

Donovan Bieber, Columbia, RB

In the Eagles second game of the season, Bieber rushed for 162 yards on 18 attempts to help push Columbia past Waterloo by a score of 48-20. Bieber has rushed for 364 yards so far this season.

Nic Horner, Columbia, QB

Horner, a junior for the Eagles, threw three touchdown passes in Columbia’s 48-20 home win over Waterloo.

Seth Bass, Red Bud, RB

The senior rushed for 246 yards on 23 attempts in Red Bud’s 47-28 win over Wesclin. Bass had a 35-yard run early in the first quarter that resulted in a touchdown for the Musketeers. With 8:28 left in the fourth quarter, Bass edged out a 61-yard run for his second touchdown of the night and of the season.

Jack Drennan, Red Bud, QB

Drennan completed 9 of 10 passes for 143 yards with three touchdown passes on Friday night.

Devin Wills, Mascoutah, RB

Wills, a junior for the Indians, rushed for 220 yards on 24 attempts in Mascoutah’s 42-7 win over Mattoon.

Malik Green, Mascoutah, DL

Green had four sacks to help Mascoutah keep Mattoon at bay in the Indian’s 42-7 win.

Jack McCoskey, Belleville West, QB

The senior quarterback completed 14 of 21 attempts for 267 yards including four touchdowns in a 47-21 Southwestern Conference win over O’Fallon. Three of those scoring passes went to Dominic Lovett, caught four passes for 117 yards.

DJ Johnson, Belleville West, RB

He provided cover for the Maroons’ passing game, amassing 169 yards on just 17 carries, averaging nearly 10 yards per attempt. He found the endzone twice on runs on 39 and 59 yards.

Freddy Edwards, Granite City, QB

Carbondale rallied with 35 unanswered points in the second half to hand the Warriors a bitter loss. But Edwards, a junior, did his thing as a two-way threat. He rushed for 155 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 20 carriers, and completed 13 passes for 231 yards and two more scores.